Next Tuesday in Ville-Marie, Quebec will mark the 13th annual all-star day for the Greater Metro Hockey League.
League officials chose Ville-Marie as the site for the all-star day based on the fact that the Pirates are the attendance leader in the 22-team GMHL.
“We expect it to be a packed house,” said league representative Sean Werth. “We are making an all-day event of it for the players. This includes seminars from college coaches, pro scouts and also a concussion education seminar.
“There have been scouts confirmed in attendance from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, U Sports of Canada and the Quebec Major Jr. Hockey League,” Werth added.
The day will feature two games, one for the college bound players and the other for players intent on playing pro hockey, Werth pointed out.
The games will pit players featuring the North and South Divisions of the GMHL.
The North Division teams will be coached by Ric Jackman, a former standout defenseman with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. The now 40-year old Jackman went on to play 238 games in the National Hockey League and won a Stanley Cup ring with the Anaheim Ducks.
Jackman coaches the Bradford Rattlers in the GMHL. Bradford is in first place in the North Division.